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Air Pollutant Emission-Rate Software for Industrial Sources is Now Available

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04/02/2016

The need for accurate methods of quantifying industrial-source emission rates of methane and other greenhouse gases (GHGs), as well as other air pollutants, has never been greater, both domestically and abroad.  Today, Minnich and Scotto, Inc. (www.msiair.net) announces the availability of e-Calc© – an emissions-calculation software package to yield air pollutant emission rates ...

Tipping the Balance Toward Renewables

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06/02/2016

Global investment in renewable energy, against expectation, now outstrips spending on fossil fuels. Across the planet, economies have been either dependent on or addicted to fossil fuels for 150 years, but there appears to be global momentum towards better energy use and more sustainable approaches, according to a new study in Nature Energy journal. Catherine Mitchell, professor of energy ...

EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

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08/02/2016

A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. ...

BREEZE ExDAM Featured at Process Safety Symposium – 2015

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06/02/2016

BREEZE Software presented the following paper at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium in College Station, TX on October 29, 2015, where experts from all around the world gathered to discuss critical issues of research in process safety. Large Scale VCE Consequence Modeling for Industrial Facility Siting, Risk Assessment, Hazard Mitigation Design, and Response ...

Shimadzu’s New High-Sensitivity GCMS Offers Outstanding Qualitative/Quantitative Performance and Exceptional Reliability

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05/02/2016

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of its new GCMS-QP2020 high-sensitivity gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. The instrument features a proprietary multi-function ion source, patented high-speed scan control, and a new ultra-fast turbomolecular pump ((TMP). These features, along with comprehensive databases and multiple sample introduction devices, enable excellent ...

First research links California quakes to oil operations

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05/02/2016

A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes. Researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Southern California and two French universities published their findings Thursday in ...

EPA Study Finds Electronics Recycling Standards are Well Implemented and Makes Recommendations for Further Improvement

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05/02/2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a study assessing the implementation of the two third-party certification programs for electronic waste recyclers in the United States. EPA’s study found that the certification standards are being implemented by auditors with thorough knowledge of the standards.  “EPA’s study affirms that e-Stewards and R2 ...

Release of DESMI Modular S pumps Video

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05/02/2016

The Modular S video shows the monobloc version, the free shaftend version, the baseplate version, the super self-primer version and all the features such as: - The Safety valve to avoid steam explosion - The Non-return valve preventing prefilled water from escaping pump casing - The Semi-closed impeller with curved vanes and replaceable wear ring - The Mechanical Shaft seal - The High ...

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